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Fantasy Football start/sit, Week 5: New York Giants edition

Which New York Giants to start and which ones to sit on your Fantasy Football team this week. The Giants face the 0-4 Cleveland Browns in Week 5.

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Here is a look at which New York Giants to start and which ones to sit on your Fantasy Football team this week. The Giants face the 0-4 Cleveland Browns in Week 5.

START

Eli Manning -- I say every week that if you have him you need to start him as your quarterback, and that is especially true this week. Cleveland is 28th in the league in pass defense, and Manning is on pace to throw for more than 5,000 yards this season. If they take care of business, this should be a big day for Manning and the Giants' receiving corps.

Victor Cruz -- See above. He is, of course, phenomenal. The Giants could still be without his running mate, Hakeem Nicks (foot/knee), as well as Ramses Barden (concussion). So, Cruz will be the primary target.

Martellus Bennett -- The tight end is second to Cruz on the Giants with 16 receptions. With the receiving corps depleted, the big man could be an even bigger part of the passing attack this week.

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SIT

Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown -- No telling how many carries either back will get. Bradshaw has not been very good carrying the ball. Brown has been outstanding, but only received five carries last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. The situation makes it difficult to play either of those guys.

Hakeem Nicks -- I got burned last week putting him in my Pick 6 lineup. When he didn't play I was sunk. Nicks has missed two straight games, so don't make the mistake of playing him at this point.

YOUR CALL

Domenik Hixon -- Interesting case here. Hixon caught six passes last week, and will either start of Nicks does not play or be the third wide receiver. Might be a worthy low-cost gamble in a Pick 6 league.